How to grow Senna italica

Senna italica grow and care – shrub of the genus Senna also known as Port Royal senna, Senna italica perennial deciduous plant, used as ornamental hedge plant and attract pollinator, can grow in desert, mediterranean, subtropical or tropic climate and growing in hardiness zone 9+.

Leaves color green in elliptic shape the leaves grow in pinnate structure.

Senna italica flower

Flower color yellow, when the flowers close in round shape when open in bowl shape, flowers grow on stems in clusters.

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How to grow Senna italica growing and care:

Nothing special

What is the best way to start growing?
Plant / Seed / Vegetative reproduction

Is it necessary to graft or use vegetative reproduction?

Difficulties or problems when growing:
Invasive, aggressive

Planting season:
Spring / Summer / Autumn

Pests and diseases:

Pruning season:

How to prune:
Just for design

Size of the plant:
0.6-2m, 24-80 inches

Growth speed in optimal condition:
Fast growing / Medium growing

Water requirement:
Small amount of water / Average amount of water / Big amount of water

Light conditions in optimal condition for growing:
Full Sun / Half Shade

Is it possible to grow indoor as houseplant?

Growing is also possible in a planter /flowerpot / containers:

Blooming information

Bloom season?
Most of the year

General information about the flower:
Yellow flowers when the flowers close in round shape when open in bowl shape, flowers grow on stems in clusters.

Scientific name:

Senna italica

Alternative names: Port Royal senna, Italian senna, Senegal senna

How to grow Senna italica

Senna italica


Blooming Seasons
  • Autumn flowers
  • Spring flowers
  • Summer flowers
  • Winter flowers
Flower colors
  • Yellow flower
  • Desert Climate
  • Mediterranean Climate
  • Subtropics Climate
  • Tropics Climate
Ornamental parts
  • Ornamental flower
  • Ornamental leaves
  • Ornamental plant
Plant growing speed
  • Average growing plants
  • Fast growing plants
Plant life-form
  • Deciduous
  • Perennial plant
  • Shrub
Plant Uses
  • Attract pollinators
  • Hedging plants
  • Ornamental plants
Planting Season
  • Autumn Planting
  • Spring Planting
  • Summer planting
Plants sun exposure
  • Full sun Plants
  • Part shade Plants
Watering plants
  • Big amount of water
  • Regularly water
  • Small amounts of water
Hardiness zone
  • Hardiness zone 10
  • Hardiness zone 11
  • Hardiness zone 12
  • Hardiness zone 13
  • Hardiness zone 9